Today

Life

Today is all about antibiotics and pain killers. Maybe that 12 mile run wasn’t such a great idea after all.

I’m also thinking about yesterday’s eclipse and what an amazing experience it was. But I’m also feeling some regret. Looking at a map, I was sooo close to the path of totality. Maybe 15 miles away. I feel like I could’ve made more of an effort to try to see it.

On the other hand, I did have to work that day. And I had a really fun time, totality or not.

I’m also really regretting forgetting my pinhole camera. That was just really dumb on my part, and I can’t go back in time.

I’m already making plans for 7 years from now when the next solar eclipse crosses the USA.

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Self, resting in a hammock

Photography

Self, resting
I brought my pinhole camera camping up on Mt Hood. It was a hot weekend and we wanted to escape the heat. It was nice to set up the hammock and rest for awhile.

Camera: Reality So Subtle 6×6
Film: Ektar 100
Exposure time: 2 minutes 33 seconds
Developed by Pro Photo Supply.

Sunday Runday

Health and Fitness

I am training for another half marathon which is in September, so I will be posting running posts once a week . 

I started training a couple of weeks ago and am using the Galloway method of running and walking in intervals. There is a small, competitive part of me that feels like walking during a run is “wrong” but Galloway makes a compelling case for it. The. Biggest selling point for me is less injury. And I tend to get injured kind of a lot so… And honesty the walking doesn’t slow me down much. It gives me time to recover and the segments when I run tend to be faster, so it all evens out.  I’ve never been a fast distance runner anyway, so I kind of don’t care all that much about time.

In this training program I’m running 30 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays with my long run on Sundays. For the 30 minute runs I don’t walk, so I end up running a little over 3 miles. 

I round it all out with cross training on the other days. I’ve been trying Keelo, which I really like. I’ve also been going to the gym for the elliptical machine.

Yesterday I ran 7.5 miles! It’s been awhile since I’ve run longer distances and it feels great. 

Welcome to my new crafty obsession 

Craft

I’ve always had a fascination with paper crafts but have never delved very far into that world. When scrapbooking was popular I was, for some reason, repelled by it but also had a strange fascination. This interest ebbs and flows. 

Recently I was in a local craft store buying art supplies and found myself drawn to an aisle that carried all of these completely adorable stamps and examples of handmade cards. I was instantly hooked. I started collecting these things and have even tried making a few, but I honestly don’t know what I’m doing.

Today I was at Craft Warehouse again and they offered a free class! So I made this card. It was fun. 🙂